Connected Living Middle East Summit

Start: Tuesday 19 November 2013

End: Wednesday 20 November 2013

Venue: Novotel World Trade Centre

The Connected Living Middle East Summit will combine a summary of the latest developments in the Connected Living and M2M market with expert insight into the future development of the market and with a particular focus on the Middle East and North Africa region. The first day will focus on maximising the broader socio-economic benefits for society, government and businesses, with specific sessions on the opportunity for developing mHealth and Smart City solutions. The second day will focus on the mAutomotive aftermarket, mEducation for skills development and employability and the central role of mobile operators delivering large scale solutions.

Photos from the event are available on flickr.

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Welcome Address: Alex Sinclair, GSMA

mHealth solutions for diabetes in the Middle East 

Dr. Salah El Badawi, Director Diabetes Control Program, Ministry of Health – UAE

Santanu Biswas, eHealth Service Director, Du

Ayub Kalaff, Director of Business Development, Mobile Doctors

Enabling Smart Cities: A global perspective  

Mehdi Quraishi, Business Development & Marketing Executive, Etisalat 

Zakaray Al Ashik, Senior Manager M2M, Etisalat UAE

Sougata Nandi, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Control Systems LLC

George Galica, Head of Business Solutions, Vodafone Qatar

Dr Marcus Dormanns, Senior Director Product Management, GSMA

Marc Berchoud, Lead Solution Architect, Smart City – EEMEA, Orange


Connected Vehicles and Deployment in the Middle East

Francesca Forestieri, Director mAutomotive, Connected Living programme, GSMA

Marco Gatti, Director of Regulatory Economics, Etisalat

Zaim Azrak, CEO, Location Solutions

Ali Moidu, Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Technologies

Alan Beveridge, Partnership and Business consultant, Masternaut

Mobile VAS for Employability and Employment
Adrian Godfrey, mEducation Director, GSMA
George Held, VP of Commerce, Etisalat
Lauren Dawes, Head of Mobile for Employment, GSMA
Yazeed Sheqem, Director of Business Development, Souktel

Unlocking the value of M2M – Mobile Operators as business partners
David Evans, Business Analyst, Connected Living programme, GSMA
Mohammad Chowdhury, Telecom, Media and Technology Industry Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Asif Aziz, Group Marketing Director, Expresso Telecom
Karabet Krikorian, Head of WEU M2M Solution Innovation, Huawei Technologies

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